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Calendar of 5K Races in the USA

Looking to participate in a 5K race?

Check out our comprehensive directory listing of 5K races. At JogRunRace, you can also find articles on running a 5K race, tips on planning for and choosing 5K races, 5K race reviews submitted by runners like you, and other valuable resources to help with your running and training for a 5K race.

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5K Races for the Weekend of Nov 28 - 30, 2014

Fri, Nov 28Running of the Elk 5K RunCle Elum, WA
Sat, Nov 29Passaic County Technical Institute Education Foundation 5k Run and WalkWayne, NJ
Sat, Nov 29Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Run & Family Walk
sponsored by The PrivateBank
Chicago, IL
Sat, Nov 29Tom's 13th Annual 5K Reindeer RunLaurel, MD
Sat, Nov 29Thanksgiving Three 5K'sIndianapolis, IN
Sat, Nov 29WALKeR RUNConneaut Lake, PA
Sat, Nov 29Schaumburg Half Marathon & 5k Turkey TrotSchaumburg, IL
Sat, Nov 29Toy Town-Toy Trot 5kCadillac, MI
Sat, Nov 291st Annual Reindeer Run 5kAnna, IL
Sat, Nov 294th Annual Run For LifeSahuarita, AZ
Sat, Nov 29Running of the TurjeysManchester, TN
Sat, Nov 29GREAT DUCK RACE 5K & 35th Annual 10KStuttgart, AR
Sat, Nov 29Survival BeachFort Myers, FL
Sat, Nov 2910th Annual 5K Turkey TrotBlock Island, RI
Sat, Nov 29Zombie OUT-RunAnnapolis, MD
Sat, Nov 29Santa Run (5K Fun Run) & Santa Stroll (1 Mile Walk)Joliet, IL
Sat, Nov 29The Kerry Rose Foundation 5Kerry 5K Trail RunCommack, NY
Sat, Nov 29AHS After Prom Party Turkey Trot 5K Run/WalkAthol, MA
Sat, Nov 29Virtual Potter Run 2014 - Walk, Run, FlyRun in the City of Your Choice, UT
Sun, Nov 30Distance running Event - NoodleiniDe Pere, WI

Tips for Running 5K Races

Even though there are multiple options for setting up the proper workout regimen for your 5K race, we wanted to give you some tips that can help you get across the finish line of your 5K race:

Set a Date

No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

Building a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

Avoid Skipping Recovery

Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.